Conclusion: Star Fox 64 3D is one of the finest rail shooter games on the market, and it's definitely a great showcase for what the Nintendo 3DS is capable of doing. Regardless of whether you're an old Star Fox veteran or this is your first time behind the controls of an Arwing fighter, abandon terra firma and sign up with Fox's crew. Disclosure: A review copy was provided by the publisher. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy .
Cartoonish space shooter a faithful remake of N64 classic.
Common Sense Media
10 October 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Star Fox 64 3D is a short and simple space fighter with little in the way of iffy content, save its cartoonish ship-to-ship combat. Players pilot spacecraft (and occasionally other vehicles, such as a hover tank) in an effort to defeat an evil force invading a peaceful star system. Violence is depicted in the form of energy blasts and brief, fiery explosions.
Conclusion: If love space combat games and have never played the original Nintendo 64 version, you will want to pick this up. Gamers who played it many times in the past may find the price tag high at $40 for just upgraded graphics and the ability to play 3DS multiplayer with just one cart. Multiplayer with 3 other friends is really fun, just wished it had online.
Summary: Star Fox 64 3D is largely the same game as the Nintendo 64 classic it is based on, complete with all of the stages, gameplay, and even the original voice actors still intact. For veterans looking for a dolled up version to take on the go, this is a perfect addition to their library and it’s the perfect entry to introduce to newcomers of the franchise.
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Pros: + New visual upgrades, + Plays fantastically, + Multiplayer is a blast, + Feels like it never left
Conclusion: There can be no doubting he pleasure in revisiting the wonders of gaming past, and Starfox 64 3D still stands today as a beacon of impeccable design, but at this present moment the 3DS’s balance seems too heavily skewed towards looking back, retromania over reinvention. On the other hand, this is a superb package, and a robust reminder of just what the 3DS is capable of. Starfox 64 3D, then: it’s the console’s second-best game, just behind Ocarina Of Time 3D.
Summary: Star Fox 64 3D invites players to take on the role of legendary Fox McCloud as they lead a fearless squadron of fighters in fierce aerial combat to battle the evil forces of Andross and save the galaxy from destruction.